Loot Chill

Go Do Dog Stuff: Seven Simple Ideas for Effective Dismissal

Ron Watson Disc Dog Training, Dog Training, Theory

What Is Dismissal? Dismissal is the opposite of Attention. Practically speaking, it means that the handler is not available at this time. It does not mean “we’re done working”. It does not mean “you may stop doing that”. It means I (the handler) am not available now and you may amuse yourself for a while. We call this “Go Do …

Contextual Understanding in Dog Training

Contextual Understanding is Like Conversational Spanish

Ron Watson Dog Training

Learning a foreign language from a conversational angle is all the rage these days. Instead of focusing on grammar, syntax, and vocabulary, the very concepts that fluency in language is built upon, the teaching is focused on creating competence: pronunciation, common situations, verbal repetition, and vocabulary supplements. contextual understanding in dog training is like conversational Spanish. it’s all based upon …

Pawsitive Vybe S2E7 – The Mystery Show

Ron Watson Pawsitive Vybe, Season 2 Episodes

Playing disc with your dog is just another rule set of dog training – another game we play with our dogs. The behavior chains are longer and things a bit faster but it’s still dog training. Dog training is a dialogue. A big of your job is to recognize and answer the questions your dog asks.

DOC - Shaping the Environment

DOC Environmental Management Protocol

Ron Watson Disc Dog Training, Dog Training

WhatWhoWhere and WhenWhyHowWrap Up What is Doc? DOC stands for Dismiss - Observe - Capture and it is how we handle stable dogs in stable environments. Handling a stable dog in a stable environment can be a difficult task for positive trainers in general and can seem near impossible for handlers who work with reactive or fearful dogs. Positive training ...